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Upgrading your gaming monitor doesn’t need to be difficult but you need to know what you want from it. Whether you are an avid gamer that has been keeping up with the ever-evolving release of software and making sure you keep up with all the new gaming hardware with high end of new computing gear. To the gamer that has been making their gaming equipment last them as long as possible before facing the inevitable upgrade. We have a few things you need to be aware of before dashing out to get a new gaming monitor to help improve your gaming experience or to increase your frames per second to give the slight advantage.


If you are playing undemanding competitive games a 144hz monitor will deliver higher refresh rate will be the most enjoyable as it will run smoother. It’s not only competitive and frames per second (FPS) games that benefit from a high refresh rate. All video games will run smoother at higher refresh rates (unless the game itself is FPS-locked to 30FPS or 60FPS), but the difference between 60Hz and 144Hz is most noticeable with fast-moving objects. There is less blur so your images are clearer, with more frames means more data being show each second, this can give you a competitive edge as you can react slightly faster, that split second can be the difference between winning and losing in your multiplayer games. This refresh and frames per second rate is particularly import in competitive first person shooter games, it really can mean the difference between winning and losing.


The 1440p has incredible detail and sharpness its really immerses you into the game. You feel like you are in their world and it is like real life living world. More pixels per square inch means sharper and better game playing, to put things into perspective 1080p 27-inch monitor will have around 81 pixels per square inch. Whereas the 1440p 27-inch monitor will have 108 pixels per square inch, that’s a big difference. You will experience a bigger field of view and you can turn off anti-aliasing. Anti-aliasing is what makes games less jagged and smoother as you’re playing at such a higher resolution with more pixels per inch generally everything looks smoother this will also mean you gain a few extra frames per second in your games. If you are more of an MMPORG player, you will find that the 1440p adds a new level of depth that you didn’t even know could be achieved.


You can have different varieties of monitors depending on budget and what you are looking for personally. Your gaming equipment should always be geared to what you prefer but you can’t always get what you want when it comes to budgets as everyone has a different amount of expendable income. For the same cost of an entry-level 1440P 60Hz monitor, you can get a 1080P 144Hz monitor for the same price.

So, which one is worth it?

Well, that entirely depends on your own circumstance and what system you have, are you building your own from scratch or are you just replacing your monitor. You need to work out of your computer is capable of supporting 1440p and 144hz. Clearly 1440p and 144hz is worth it. It offers the best of both worlds but if you haven’t got the hardware to support this you won’t be able to achieve. the most benefit from your monitor. Upgrading anything on your gaming equipment usually means you will need to update something else as well. If you are wanting a new monitor now, then look to get a 1440p and 144hz then look to upgrade your hardware next so that you can fully enjoy the capabilities of your new monitor. Everyone’s preferences are different and there isn’t just a one size fits all look at what you want from your monitor can your existing hardware able to support it, will it be able to in the future and make your decision from there.

Final thoughts

Upgrading your gaming monitor can be exciting but stressful make sure you hunt out the best product that fits your wants and needs. If you are going for the best of the best then make sure you are able to support it with the correct hardware or be able to update your hardware at a later point to get the most enjoyment from your purchase. After the weighing up the pros and cons and deciding what you want be sure to enjoy your new monitor as to head off into another world.

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